Pretty, spunky and talented blond Linda Haynes was born on November 4, 1947, in Florida. She made her film debut as Dr. Anne Barton in the silly Japanse sci-fi monster flick Latitude Zero (1969). She was excellent as brassy prostitute Meg in Jack Hill's terrifically trashy blaxploitation cult favorite Coffy (1973) and was likewise fine as small-time L.A. mobster Jason Miller's girlfriend Sarah in the downbeat crime drama The Nickel Ride (1974). Linda gave her best, most gritty and impressive performance to date as tough and world-weary barmaid and war hero groupie Linda Forchet, who befriends traumatized Vietnam veteran William Devane in the outstanding revenge thriller winner Rolling Thunder (1977). Haynes had her sole starring role as country singer Rachel Foster in the sleazy women-in-prison exploitation outing Human Experiments (1980). Alas, following her appearances in both the prison drama Brubaker (1980) and the acclaimed made-for-TV feature Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) (TV), Linda called it a day as an actress and went on to become a legal secretary in Florida.